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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn


Are you a Toronto based young artist? or do you know one who is talented, has big dreams but doesn't have ACCESS to see those artistic ideas become reality? We can help, APPLY for our free program. We are looking for artists ages 15-25, who are developing an idea in music, visual arts, dance, film, etc.

Program Overview:


Young Artists Residency (YAR)

Dates: November 20-24, 4pm-8pm, 2023

Location: Don on the Danforth, Toronto, Ontario


Welcome to the Young Artists Residency (YAR) by Genesis Community of the Arts! YAR is a unique chance for young artists in East York to boost their creative skills and get inspired. Whether you're into painting, music, writing, acting, dancing, or any art form, YAR is here to support you.


What You'll Get if accepted:


Mentors: You'll learn from successful Toronto artists like Duane Forrest, Singer-songwriter and playwright, Ins Choi, creator of popular netflix series "Kim's Convenience," Michael Reventar, award winning actor and musician, Miguel Khan, international music producer & actor, Sherien Barsoum, an award winning film director and producer & more.


Space to create: We'll be at Don on the Danforth, a place with awesome stuff like stage lights, sound gear, cameras, and more.


Show Your work: At the end of the week, you'll have a chance to show off your art. Get ready for feedback, applause, and a boost to your art career.


Build Your Resume: YAR will beef up your resume. Plus, you'll leave with videos of your work for grants or more art gigs.


Food: We've got your dinners and snacks sorted, so you can focus on your art.

Bus pass for the week: We don’t want any barrier stopping you from kick starting your dreams

Applying is FREE, there will be 15 youth (ages 15-25) selected this round. Please download and fill out the questions below and then send an email with the filled out form to

If you cannot download the above file, you can copy the questions below, create an email and send us your answers. 

Application Questions:


1. Tell us who you are, and what makes you excited about art? (Tell us in up to 250 words):


2. How would joining YAR help you with your art? What project will you work on during the residency? (Tell us in up to 150 words):


3. Give us a link to your art, like a video on YouTube, a song on SoundCloud, or pics on Instagram: 


4. What equipment/instrument/materials will you need for the residency? What will you bring with you?

5.  Tell us how you heard about this opportunity


★We hope you join us at YAR! Apply by November 15th, 2023 to be considered for the program!★


To apply or If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at

Meet the Artist Mentors

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The Young Artists Residency is made possible by the generous support from

Charity Number

81595 0431 RR0001

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